Inga Torfadóttir

The Artist

A printmaker, ceramic artist and educator, Inga Torfadóttir has based her artistic practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for over 25 years, after immigrating with her family from Iceland in 1976. She studied Fine Arts at the Icelandic College of Arts and Design and Reykjavik College of fine Art from 1968-72 before pursuing a career as a ceramic artist and instructor at the Stoneware Studio in Winnipeg. Since becoming a member of Manitoba Printmakers Association in 2000, she has conducted workshops and taught courses on various methods of printmaking at the Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg. Although her preferred method is monoprinting, she also uses a variety of other techniques such as linocut and copper etching. Her inspiration is derived from her lifelong observation and love of nature as well as her deep rooted interest in Norse mythology. Her work can be found in many private and public collections including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Governments of Manitoba, North Korea and Iceland. She has exhibited her artwork extensively both nationally and internationally since 1987. 

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